It seems that my season isn’t as terrible as I thought it was. I am currently in a tie for first place with a record of 4-2 but sadly, I am in 7th points as I have the team with the third least points in the league. Some how, I am managing to win games without scoring points. This is puzzling to me but I am going to ride this wave as far as it will take me. After all, who can argue with winning? In fact, last week I won against one of my biggest rivals, a friend of mine who used to be my head coach for 3 years with a score of 107.6-80.13.
This week I have to patch up my roster a little, as I have 4 players on a bye week! This is a big number, but luckily they are all in slots that are easily replaceable, such as kicker, linebacker and defensive back and tight end. The hardest to find a replacement for would undoubtedly be TE, however, judging from the tremendously bad season I am getting out of Eric Ebron I decided to cut him and look for the next best alternative. I claimed George Kittle of the 49ers, a nobody who shockingly has better numbers than Ebron. This combined with the fact that he is being reunited with his college Quarterback makes him an interesting start for this week.
I had an interesting proposal for a trade this weekend which made me doubt my awareness of what is going on this football season. I was offered to trade Ben Roethlisberger for Russel Wilson. I initially said yes; it was a no brainer to me Big Ben is the better QB right?… Well, the numbers say something completely different. Turns out Russel Wilson has had top 10 numbers for a Quarterback, whereas Big Ben is struggling with turnovers and has posted below his predicted amount of points for the past 4 weeks. I put this trade on hold because I want to evaluate Wilson’s performance a little more. I was certain that the poor offensive line play and a struggling run game would make him suffer, but the numbers don’t lie. He is without a doubt a better player through 6 games this year.
What has hurt me the most this year is that I have simply not been watching enough football and the reason for this is clear; I am watching more college football. When I decided to come to Penn State I had no idea that I would lose my whole Saturday afternoon to Penn State football. In no way am I complaining, I absolutely love being here and going to the games but it takes up a whole day which leaves me with homework heavy Sundays. I have tried to keep up by reading and looking for alerts, but the effectiveness is not the same. The biggest source of uprising players for me in the past were players I watched play. As I am no longer watching as much, I have failed to keep up with my high scoring rivals.
I would also like to address all of you that had Aaron Rodgers on your team. After watching him go down with a gruesome collarbone injury, I can only offer my sympathy to you and to him, one of the great players in the league. I broke my collarbone once back when I still played and I can speak for the discomfort that comes with it. I wish Rodgers a speedy recovery.